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#1 cmpunk

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

I had a thread last summer on who would you rather get Doan or Iginla.

Well Doan re-signed with Phx, and Iginla is a UFA this comming off season. Canucks take a run at him?

I know everyone thinks he won't leave CGY and come to Van of all teams as we are division rivals. But I personally think that rivalry isn't much now and I think Iginla thinks highly of our team and players like the Sedins, and Luongo. He is not going to have many years left in him now, and I am sure he wants to win and CGY is going to have to start a rebuild soon. I think Iginla is not a Flame next season, but they will part ways on good terms.

Think Vancouver has a shot? We will still be a contending top team next year and I think Iginla knows that. And it wouldn't be a far move from CGY for him. I never imagined we could land Sundin, but for some reason I could see Iginla signing with us. Thoughts?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

Iginla = Calgary's Linden.
He'll retire a flame unless he's asked to be traded.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

To be completely honest, if he isn't traded, I see him signing with Pittsburgh. Although I would absolutely love a Sedin - Sedin - Iginla line.

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

I think he respects the Calgary fan base enough not to play for a division rival.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:13 AM

Iginla = Calgary's Linden.
He'll retire a flame unless he's asked to be traded.


Difference is Iginla still has a few good years left in him and he is UFA this summer. Linden was near the end and said he won't play anywhere else and we didn't sign him so he retired.

I just can't see Iginla resigning, because he knows they are going to have to start a rebuild. Unless he believes they have a legit shot, I think he walks.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

AND THE CBA HAS FINALLY BEEN SIGNED!!! Hockey is back!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

It would be cool, but I doubt it, for the reason some have already stated above... It's rare to trade within the division, not impossible, just not very likely!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

I would love to have Iginla, but I can't see him not in Calgary and I don't think he can either. He'll stay in Calgary for better or worse.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

For the right money and term you are damn right I would want Iginla in Van next season. The guy is still a great player but more important he is a quality person. He would fit right in here I think.

Having said that, the quality person that he is would probably be the reason he would go East and not insult to the loyal fans in Calgary by signing with a division rival.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

Iginla is a far superior player to Doan. Iggy any day of the week.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

I think he'll just cost too much to be honest. If there is ever going to be a bidding war for a guy who can help get a team over the hump well its going to be for him.

I could see many teams bidding (and everyone would want him), just the cup contenders would offer the most.

Pittsburgh bec of the clear chemistry with Sid
Vancouver
Detroit
Chicago
NYR
Boston
Washington

Just to name a few, and even with the new CBA, someone's gonna throw the cash at him. I think he'd go where he feels his chances are best and a place that's good for his family to Van, Pitts would like rise to the top but really do see him choosing Pit.

Moreover, I think he would really help with guys like Kesler, Kassian, Bieksa to focus their games, and bring the edge back in, If anything, I think MG has to do what it takes but it may be just too hard.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

I'd love to have Iggy for 1 or 2 seasons but I'm not sure how we'd fit him under the new cap.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Calgary will continue to sign him no matter what. Their reasoning will be that since they didn't have the balls to trade him for younger talent, they can't stand by and see him go for nothing.

Earlier last season I had suggested that Calgary send him to LA for a young player / picks. In hindsight, that would have been the best thing for Calgary and Iginla. Oh well.

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this is why i shaked my head at those Canuck fans that cheered on the fLames to make the playoffs... that fan base is stupid as f thats the fan base that still to this day are convinced Alberts faked going down for a call on hit on that McGrattan hit that sent him to retirement. 

 

I hated that fan base since 04 and will forever hate them. they have such a huge inferiority complex about our team and the city/province. I hope we dispose of these losers quickly. 

 


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Iginla = Calgary's Linden.
He'll retire a flame unless he's asked to be traded.


Linden played for Long Island, Montreal and Washington. Hell, Grant Fehr played for the Flames at one time.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

But honestly, we have a more realistic shot with Robyn Regehr. He too will be an UFA at the end of this season. Younger and cheaper, and we can totally use his service.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Iginla = Calgary's Linden.
He'll retire a flame unless he's asked to be traded.


Linden was traded at some point to. I expect iginla to be traded by the deadline this year. If not Calgary will resign
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

That would be a huge slap in the face to the city of Calgary. He'll go east if he wants a shot at the cup.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Iginla hates the Canucks.
Look for him to go to NYR if anywhere.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

It would be lovely, but really can't see it happening. If he leaves, I think he goes East.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

We need to get older, great idea

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Burke will take him in Toronto :)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Iginla hates the Canucks.
Look for him to go to NYR if anywhere.


No he doesn't. He's just competitive.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

There's no way we could afford what he'd be asking anyway. That, and like others said, doubtful he'd leave Calgary unless asked.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Only team that I could see him on with the exception of Calgary is Pittsburgh, Him and Crosby would be too deadly together.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

No he doesn't. He's just competitive.


no he told me, he hates them, at least he did a year and a half ago when i talked to him .
good guy, hates the canucks.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Calgary would never trade him to their toughest divisional rival, nor would he come here on his own accord
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Everyone knows all the older players go to the Rangers to retire in the sunset..

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

I can't imagine him signing with a division rival. Something like that would just leave a sour taste in the mouths of the Calgary faithful, and I don't think a classy guy like Iggy would do that.

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